Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Google Cloud KMS Security Benefits

Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) allows its customers to create, use, rotate and destroy encryption keys in the cloud. Customers can either create keys in the Google Cloud KMS with AES-256.

This is important for Google -- the company recently made a big push to vie for enterprise customers -- because Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure have had this capability for some time. The addition of Google Cloud KMS proves that it's maturing into a real contender within the enterprise cloud space. Allowing a cloud-based KMS to store symmetric keys in the cloud -- Google-created -- makes implementing encryption acceptable and easy.

One of the main challenges with key management systems is handling the keys when there are complicated systems and in-house expertise already at play. With Google's Cloud KMS, there is no longer the need to have an on-premises system, like a hardware security module, and lack of scalability is no longer a concern. Read the rest of my article at the link below:

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